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True Red (Pantone) Color

HEX #BF1932 / RGB (191, 25, 50)

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What is True Red (Pantone) Color?

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True Red is from the Pantone® Textile Cotton eXtended color list where it is numbered 19-1664 TCX. The CMYK values have not been specified by the company and the ones listed on this page have been calculated from the hexadecimal color code.
For HTML, CSS and web/digital applications, use the hex, RGB, CMYK or HSB color values.

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True Red (Pantone) Color Codes

Hex Code#BF1932
RGB Values(191, 25, 50)
CMYK Values(0%, 87%, 74%, 25%)
HSV/HSB Values(351°, 87%, 75%)
Closest Web Safe#CC0033
Inverse Color#40E6CD [Turquoise]
Pantone®19-1664 TCX
Closest RAL3028 [Pure red]
Complementary Color#19BFA6 [Light Sea Green]
True Red (Pantone) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#595959
Weighted Average (Most Common)#4E4E4E
Weighted Average (Luma)#3E3E3E
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#838383

True Red (Pantone) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of BF1932. Complementary color is 19BFA6

Complementary Palette

The complement of True Red (Pantone) is Light Sea Green with the hex code #19BFA6. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #BF1932 color is offered by #19BFA6. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

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Analogous color palette with (BF1932, BF5319 and BF1985)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of True Red (Pantone) (#BF1932) are Alloy Orange (#BF5319) and Medium Violet-Red (#BF1985). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of True Red (Pantone) with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

BF1932 BF5319 BF1985
Split Complementary color palette with (BF1932, 19BF53 and 1985BF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of True Red (Pantone) (#BF1932) are #19BF53 (Malachite) and #1985BF (Cyan Cornflower Blue). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

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Triadic color palette with (BF1932, 32BF19 and 1932BF)

Triadic Palette

True Red (Pantone) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #32BF19 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)) and #1932BF (Persian Blue) along with #BF1932 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (BF1932, 32BF19, 19BFA6 and A619BF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of True Red (Pantone) has four colors - #32BF19 (Yellow-Green (Color Wheel)), #19BFA6 (Light Sea Green) and #A619BF (Heliotrope Magenta) in addition to the base color (#BF1932). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

BF1932 32BF19 19BFA6 A619BF
Square color palette with (BF1932, 85BF19, 19BFA6 and 5319BF)

Square Palette

True Red (Pantone) square color palette has #85BF19 (Dark Lemon Lime), #19BFA6 (Light Sea Green) and #5319BF (Interdimensional Blue). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

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Rainbow color

True Red (Pantone) Color Rainbow Palette

Our True Red (Pantone) rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of True Red (Pantone) Color


  • Transparent CC475BCC475B
  • Transparent D25E70D25E70
  • Transparent D97584D97584
  • Transparent DF8C99DF8C99
  • Transparent E5A3ADE5A3AD
  • Transparent ECBAC2ECBAC2
  • Transparent F2D1D6F2D1D6
  • Transparent F9E8EBF9E8EB


  • Transparent B22E42B22E42
  • Transparent AC3849AC3849
  • Transparent A64251A64251
  • Transparent A04D59A04D59
  • Transparent 995761995761
  • Transparent 936169936169
  • Transparent 8D6B708D6B70
  • Transparent 867678867678


  • Transparent 991428991428
  • Transparent 861223861223
  • Transparent 730F1E730F1E
  • Transparent 600D19600D19
  • Transparent 4C0A144C0A14
  • Transparent 39080F39080F
  • Transparent 26050A26050A
  • Transparent 130305130305

True Red (Pantone) Color Patterns

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    True Red (Pantone) Gingham Checks

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    True Red (Pantone) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    True Red (Pantone) Polka Dots Pattern

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    True Red (Pantone) Honeycomb Pattern

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    True Red (Pantone) Leaves Pattern

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    True Red (Pantone) Houndstooth Pattern

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    True Red (Pantone) Trellis Pattern

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    True Red (Pantone) Plaid Pattern

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